Teaching and Learning Conference this weekend

As faculty members from CNC and UNBC prepare for another school year, they are also gearing up for the 15th annual Teaching and Learning Conference.

The two day event being held Aug. 30-31 will see over 100 participants.

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The partnership between both local post-secondary institutions offers an opportunity for instructors to share and facilitate ideas to use while teaching in the classroom.

"Research shows the world of teaching and learning is changing," said Grace Dyck, conference organizer and education technology and instructional skills coordinator at CNC.

"Better engagement in the classroom makes for a better experience and it is our hope through this conference instructors can learn new things to bring forward to their pedagogy and get focused and revved up for the year to come."

Various subjects will be covered from accessibility to professional satisfaction, campus food security and indigenization in the classroom.

"The Teaching and Learning Conference is also a place for collaboration and manifestation of the excellent, ongoing partnership we enjoy with the College of New Caledonia.

"Educators from both institutions gather, share experiences, and gain new knowledge, a learning outcome that improves the educational experience for students at UNBC and CNC," said Daniel Weeks, UNBC president and vice-chancellor.

This year's theme is "Imagining Our Next 15 Years of Teaching and Learning."

"The annual UNBC and CNC Teaching and Learning Conference is an event that brings together faculty, staff and students to engage in conversations about a wide range of teaching and learning related themes," said Dr. Heather Smith, UNBC's director for the Centre for Teaching and Learning and Technology and conference organizer.

"This year, drawing inspiration from our 15th year, we're asking participants to envision what teaching and learning will look like in the next 15 years. I know from past experience, that the conversations that will take place at the conference will inspire us all."

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